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o Planning and coordinating activities of the housekeeping crew
o Ensuring that all staff are properly trained
o Ensuring that all staff have the tools and equipment needed
to effectively carry out their respective job duties.
o Developing and implementing policies and procedures for
managing the quality of housekeeping and the laundry service
o Assisting in the preparation of the annual operating budget
and financial plans which support the overall objective of the
o Controlling expenses within all areas of housekeeping
o Inspecting rooms and laundry room facilities to ensure that
high standards are met and all equipment is in proper
o Planning and preparing meals in accordance with proper
nutrition and dietary requirements
o Overseeing the performance of housekeeping staff
o Ordering of supplies and maintenance of inventories
Members of the Spiritual
Baptist faith broke down and
cried as tributes poured in for
their leader, King Sheppard
Carlton Callender, at a ceremo-
ny for the laying of a corner-
stone in the Mt Pizgah Spiritual
Baptist Church, Fyzabad, on Fri-
The faithful, who are visiting
T&T from the United States,
were overcome with grief after
being urged not to forget the pil-
grimage Callender led them on
from New York.
The call came from National
Diversity and Social Integration
Minister Rodger Samuel, who
also paid tribute to Callendar
during the event.
"Do not forget your pilgrimage
now that King Sheppard is gone,"
"This is a test from God,
sometimes when people become
too attached to a person, God
takes that person away."
Callendar collapsed minutes
after leaving the Piarco Interna-
tional Airport s VIP lounge on
Thursday evening and was pro-
nounced dead after being taken
to the Arima Health Facility.
Callendar had led a congrega-
tion of about 120 members from
New York to T&T for a pilgrim-
age in observance of the Spiritual
Shouter Baptist Liberation Day,
which will be celebrated today.
Samuel told the congregation
that Callendar had fulfilled his
responsibility to bring the faithful
back to T&T, which is the birth-
place of the Spiritual Baptist
"He has completed his journey,
he did what was needed to bring
all of you back here for this pil-
grimage, don t let him down
now. You need to keep strong in
your faith and trust that he is
looking down on you and seeing
the good work that you are
Led by visiting Bishop Rodney
Primus, those gathered burst into
song following Samuel s contri-
But it was all too much for
visiting Minister Nigel Stuart,
Samuel to baptists grieving for dead leader:
He completed his journey
In his contribution, Primus
called on members of the faith
in T&T to unite as their brothers
and sisters have done in North
"T&T is the only country
where members of the Spiritual
Baptists are not banded
together under one body. In New
York, Canada, Barbados and St
Vincent all are under one unit,
it's only in Trinidad you have a
division," Primus said.
"That is not good because T&T
is the Mecca of the Spiritual
Baptist faith, it was born here."
Paying tribute to the founders
of the faith, Primus said he and
so many others are able to
worship freely today because of
the sacrifices those before them
The theme for this year's
celebration is "Tracing the
Journey, Laying the Foundation."
"We must remember those
who went before us, who would
have worshipped in the forests,
hiding from the authorities.
Remember those who went to
jail for us and suffered so many
indignities so we could worship
who lay on the church floor while
weeping openly. Stuart was con-
soled by members of his own
congregation, as well as members
of Mt Pizgah s flock.
CALL FOR UNITY
Apostle of Faith Carlton Callender
moments after arriving at the Piarco
Airport last Thursday. PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
Hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh reappeared
in the Siparia Magistrates Court on Friday, where
several charges against him were adjourned to July
23.Kublalsingh, who has been fasting for more than
192 days, was wheeled into the courtroom in a
wheelchair when his matter was called by First
Court Magistrate Margaret Alert.
The Highway Reroute Movement leader and six
other members are facing separate charges relating
to protests against the construction of the Debe to
Mon Desir leg of the San Fernando to Point Fortin
The offences, including obstruction, assault, and
resisting arrest, allegedly took place between 2013
and March 2014.
The other accused are Suresh Chaitoo, Roshmi
Mahabir, Gita Boodhai, Lealawatie Boodai, Vandana
Boodai, Suresh Chaitoo and Ramkeran Bhagwans-
Attorney Lennox Sankarsingh, who is defending
the group, said there was a constitutional motion
in the High Court connected to these matters and
he wanted time for that to be addressed.
The magistrate took a note of Sankarsingh s
request, ordered disclosure in the matter and
adjourned the matter to July 23.
Kublalsingh, who said he has been surviving on
teaspoons of water with tulsi leaf, has no intention
of stopping his fast.
Told he was looking a lot better than his last
court appearance in November, he said he has been
consuming two to three teaspoons of tulsi and water.
"Sometimes twice a day, sometimes I don t take
it at all," said Kublalsingh, who has lost count of
how many days he has been on the hunger strike.
Although two months of negotiations with the
Government and project manager Nidco from
December to February had "come to zero," Kublals-
ingh vowed to continue fighting them in the High
Court and Privy Council.
Kublalsingh said he intends to publish and sell
four books he has written since engaging in the
hunger strike to raise funds to pay an english solicitor
to fight the matter in the Privy Council.
The books are entitled Global Village: or Global
Empire, The Road To Gran Couva, The Celestial
Crookstick and Moving The Political/Economic
Asked whether Kublalsingh could be charged with
an offence for refusing to eat or drink, Sankarsingh
said: "There is no question about him deliberating
committing suicide, his fast is because of a cause.
He is not committing suicide. He wants to live. He
Kublalsingh cases adjourned
Hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh is lifted onto
a wheelchair from the Siparia Magistrates Court,
after appearing on Friday. Assisting Kublalsingh
are, from left, Suresh Chaitoo and Ramkaran
Bhagwansingh, who are also facing charges in the
court. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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